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  • Toxic Relationships

  • Strategies for Dealing with People That Are Difficult and How to Deal with Toxic Personalities and People in Life
  • By: Luke Gregory
  • Narrated by: Scott R. Smith
  • Length: 2 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 19

Relationships with toxic people can be detrimental to your well-being, and you have to be proactive to ensure that you know what to do with the toxic people in your life. Change the way you think, and learn how to manage stressful situations with difficult people with the help of this guide. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Great Audiobook On Dealing With Toxic People

  • By Teresa on 02-01-19

Not for me

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-02-19

Based on the reviews I figured I'd give this book a shot. It's pretty much the same theme for all chapters. Person A is a Jerk. What to do. Options: kill them with kindness or Ignore them. Same thing for each chapter.

  • Addict in the House

  • A No-Nonsense Family Guide Through Addiction and Recovery
  • By: Robin Barnett EdD LCSW, Darren Kavinoky - foreword
  • Narrated by: Denice Stradling
  • Length: 6 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

If you’re the family member of an addict, you may feel confused, guilty, and scared of doing the wrong thing. And when you don’t know how to help, you may find yourself in a codependent role. Addict in the House offers a pragmatic, step-by-step guide to dealing with a loved one’s addiction, from accepting the reality of the disease to surviving what may be repeated cycles of recovery and relapse. You’ll learn how to encourage your addicted loved one to get help without forcing it and finally find the strength to let go of codependence.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • was okay.

  • By Michelle on 05-02-19

was okay.

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-02-19

the narrator sounded slightly computerized the times. book has some good points 4 resources. wouldn't listen to it again.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Should I Stay or Should I Go?

  • Surviving a Relationship with a Narcissist
  • By: Ramani Durvasula PhD
  • Narrated by: Ramani Durvasula PhD
  • Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 290
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 254
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 254

Should I Stay or Should I Go? is a survival manual, a guidebook, and a shot of reality. Some people will never change, and kissing frogs is the stuff of fairy tales, not real life. The Beast never turns out to be a nice guy (or gal). This is a book that breaks down what mean people do to us, how they do it, and what we can do to survive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wake up call !

  • By sashy on 08-18-16

Dont bother

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-27-18

This book sounded like it was recorded in someones bathroom. It was way to repetitive, nearly put me to sleep. I tried to skip through a few chapters to see if it would pick up with no luck. I'm returning it today. Made it chapter 5.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • How to Deal with an Addict

  • How to Cope with Drug Addicts and Coping with Substance Abusers
  • By: JC Anonymous
  • Narrated by: J. Scott Bennett
  • Length: 2 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9

This book is designed to help you learn how to cope with addicts, alcoholics or substance abusers. Like most people, you are probably exhausted from trying to cope with all of the lies, arguments, anger, broken trust, stealing, manipulation, and insane behaviors that accompany having a relationship with an addict. Perhaps you have lost all hope for change and find yourself caught between loving who the substance abuser once was with all of your heart and hating the addict that they have become.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Different personalities are not covered.

  • By Kelli Jo on 10-11-18

Straight to the point

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-27-18

Lots of helpful tips in this book. No nonsense or scientific talk. You will listen to this book again and again.

  • When Love Is a Lie

  • Narcissistic Partners & the Pathological Relationship Agenda
  • By: Zari L Ballard
  • Narrated by: Lisa Bunting
  • Length: 4 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 349
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 309
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 308

When our partner is a narcissist, only those who've actually experienced the madness will ever understand what we're going through. When Love Is a Lie is a straight-up, tell-all book about narcissism in relationships that skips the clinical bullshit to focus solely on the personal experience. A narrative that holds nothing back, Zari Ballard's story will educate, enlighten, and empower you to evaluate (and fully understand) the mind-boggling dysfunction in your own relationship.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Greatfull to have found this!

  • By Joy on 03-13-17

was okay

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-27-18

this was a good book but the constant pausing and click you can hear drove me nuts.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Narcissist You Know

  • Defending Yourself Against Extreme Narcissists in an All-About-Me Age
  • By: Joseph Burgo PhD
  • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
  • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 236
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 205
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 200

In today's social media and selfie-obsessed culture, we are living in an age of narcissism - and a society that often celebrates this potentially harmful trait rather than understanding it as a psychological disorder. Scientists are beginning to learn that narcissism exists on a spectrum - much like autism - and most of us exhibit some mild narcissistic tendencies.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • everyone needs to read this book

  • By Brian Silveria on 02-06-16

not what I thought

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-07-18

I wish this story did not have so much to about celebrities but more about how to deal with a diffacult person.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

  • A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life
  • By: Mark Manson
  • Narrated by: Roger Wayne
  • Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 114,458
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 100,373
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 99,814

For decades we've been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. "F*ck positivity," Mark Manson says. "Let's be honest, shit is f*cked, and we have to live with it." In his wildly popular Internet blog, Manson doesn't sugarcoat or equivocate. He tells it like it is - a dose of raw, refreshing, honest truth that is sorely lacking today. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck is his antidote to the coddling, let's-all-feel-good mind-set that has infected modern society and spoiled a generation, rewarding them with gold medals just for showing up.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • A book for 20-somethings, but not me

  • By Bonny on 09-22-16

This was a miss for me

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-10-17

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

I would not recommend this book to a friend. It had no real guidance and like most said, skip the first few chapters.

Would you ever listen to anything by Mark Manson again?

No

Have you listened to any of Roger Wayne’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No but I would.

Did The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck inspire you to do anything?

Nope.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Mind Games

  • Emotionally Manipulative Tactics Partners Use to Control Relationships and Force the Upper Hand
  • By: Pamela Kole
  • Narrated by: Rebekah Amber Clark
  • Length: 1 hr and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 91
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 78
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 76

Do you feel like you have to walk on eggshells around your partner? Are you unhappy in your relationship, but can't bear to pull yourself away from it? Do you feel inadequate and sometimes deserving of the treatment you get? Recognize that your partner is your manipulator and abuser - don't allow them to force the upper hand. Mind Games uncovers a host of underhanded, sneaky, and malicious emotional manipulation tactics that manipulators and abusers use to beat you down and control you.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This is a good read

  • By Michelle on 02-10-17

This is a good read

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-10-17

What made the experience of listening to Mind Games the most enjoyable?

I could relate to everything in this book. I have been married to a verbal abuser for years and this book just reconfirmed everything for me.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Becoming the Narcissist's Nightmare

  • How to Devalue and Discard the Narcissist While Supplying Yourself
  • By: Shahida Arabi
  • Narrated by: Julie McKay
  • Length: 19 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 470
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 416
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 418

Although clinical research has been conducted on narcissism as a disorder, less is known about its effects on victims who are in toxic relationships with partners with Narcissistic Personality Disorder. Individuals with this disorder engage in chronic devaluation and manipulation of their partners, a psychological and emotional phenomenon known as "narcissistic abuse". Unfortunately, the full extent of what narcissistic abuse entails is not taught in any psychology class or diagnostic manual.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent book

  • By Cheryl on 03-20-17

Terrible narrator!

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-10-17

What would have made Becoming the Narcissist's Nightmare better?

I tried to list to this audio book I really did. The narrators voice drove me crazy. I made an hour in and that was all I could take.

What was most disappointing about Shahida Arabi’s story?

The narrator
Way to may references. Felt like I was listening to a term paper.

Would you be willing to try another one of Julie McKay’s performances?

NO!

Any additional comments?

If you can, by the book. It might helpful but the audio was a no go for me.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful